Sheep Spend and Lose, Leaders Make Money

Written by Sopan Greene, M.A.,

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Why would you expect anything less from a home based business? It's home based, but it's still a business. It's no less legitimate than a non-home-based business,repparttar only difference is that you get a lot more money and freedom...once it's built. You have to build it. It doesn't build itself for you. And you have to do research onrepparttar 117165 business to make sure it's not a scam before you put down your cash or give up your credit card number.

Can you make money while you sleep? Definitely. Do you have to put in work and build a foundation, a reputation and...a business first? Definitely. Can you buy into some new program, advertise it for a week or two to see how it does and make a lot of money? Definitely not. Tire kickers don't make money with any business.

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14 Ways To Boost Customer Response In A Tough Economy

Written by David Coyne

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5. ) Include a product list flyer when you mail any products to customers.

6. ) Occasionally send out a short, non-sales email. Maybe you came across an excellent website, free resource or tool that you wanted them to know about.

7. ) Offer an course by email and subtly highlight some of your products as solutions to your customers' problems.

8. ) Create a customer only membership site or bulletin board to post questions and answers.

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